ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A fire claimed the lives of two horses at Belmont Park on Tuesday.
The New York Racing Association says it responded to a barn fire just after 6 p.m.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
The Elmont Fire Department responded in minutes to extinguish the flames.READ MORE: Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer And Injured Director On "Rust" Movie Set
Fifty-eight horses were safely evacuated.
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The cause of the fire is under investigation.